Following the order given to the Inspector General of Police and the DG SSS to immediately retrieve the Mace which was allegedly carted away by thugs suspected to be directed by Omo Agege according to a Senate Statement, the FCT Police Commissioner and Divisional Police Officer, DPO has arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege soon after plenary restarted at the Senate Chamber.
It would be recalled that the Senate had after an executive session, @NGRSenate gave the Police IGP Ibrahim Idris and DG, DSS 24-hours to produce stolen Mace.
The Senate has mandated the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Kpotum Ibrahim and Director General of the State Security Services (SSS), Mallam Lawan Daura, to retrieve the mace stolen by the hoodlums within 24 hours.
This is just as it announced resumption of plenary after coming out of an executive (closed door) session where the earlier incident of forceful removal of the mace was deliberated upon.
The session is holding with the mace, the official symbol of authority firmly in place, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presiding.
The Senate also decided that it will get to the roots of this sad assault on democracy and an obvious act of treason which the seizure of the mace by some armed hodlums represents. The hoodlums severely attacked some members of staff of the National Assembly, particularly the Sergeant-at-Arms on Chamber duties.
A statement by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media & Publicity, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, says “at the moment, some House of Representives members led by Deputy Speaker. Hon. Yusuf Lasun, are in the Senate chambers in solidarity visits. The session is presently live on NTA Channel 10.
“We are determined to conclude all matters slated on the Order Paper for today, even if it means us sitting until 6pm”, says Ekweremadu.
The plenary is being presided by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
See Senate’s Earlier Statement Ordering Police IGP, DG SSS To Recover Stolen Mace Below: